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Re: Swamp Rifles?

Ruger 99/44
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    Re: Swamp Rifles?

    I can't imagine a better woods/swamp rifle than a 358 Winchester. Browning offers this caliber in their BLR line and I found a new Ruger M77 Stainless Steel Hawkeye at CDNN Sports late last year. I have grown to really like this is a hard hitting caliber. Plus, it is really easy to reload. It is also serves as my backup elk rifle for shots under 300 yards.
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    I can't imagine a better woods/swamp rifle than a 358 Winchester.
    .243 ftw.
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    Re: Swamp Rifles?

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    .243 ftw.
    Why is it better than a heavier, slower round at short distances in swamp/timber situations? I have a smaller, faster, 25-06 but, in the close confines of a swamp or in timber, I'd pick the 358 Win every time.
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    Re: Swamp Rifles?

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    Ruger 99/44
    My old style semi-auto got more use, but my lever version may see more use this year as they've extended our lion season to the point calling becomes feasible again. Keep looking at the z-point type sights to replace the 1-4 it usually wears. What sights are you using?
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    [QUOTE=Biggs300;662819]I can't imagine a better woods/swamp rifle than a 358 Winchester.

    My problem is leaving well enough alone. Local pawn shop has a Ruger .358 synthetic stock ss, priced right. I keep imagining a 35 short mag would be better. LOL
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    Re: Swamp Rifles?

    Can't go wrong with a 358! I just haven't got one!
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